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bill clinton shared his own reason for nominating president obama for reelection. >> by the way, after last night i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. [ applause ]hat brought the hn in charlotte. mr. clinton took on a more serious tone after that. care venice traverse is in charlotte, north carolina. >> reporter: after a rock star welcome former president bill clinton made his case for president obama. >> i want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside. [ applause ] >> but who burns is for america on the inside. >> reporter: while republicans say that the president has failed to fix the economy clinton said it is not that simple. >> he inherited a deeply damaged economy. he put a floor under the crash. he began the long hard road to recovery and laid the foundation for a modern more well balanced economy that will produce millions of good new jobs. >> reporter: it is the message aimed squarely at the middle of the road voters disappointed in president obama but still haven't committed to mitt romney. president obama and clinton had a rocky his tore arery and
confirme confirmed. president obama has rae pete he hadly said the investigation is on to fine the killers and bring them to justice. abc news has learned that officials from the fbi which is leading the investigation in benghazi have not even gotten to benghazi. more than 16 days after the attack because of security concerns. now officials worry by the time they do get to the site it will have been pick clean. abc news the white house. >>> meantime the men responsible for the anti-muslim film that ripped apart the arab world has been ordered detaine detained. 55-year-old if man left u.s. district court in los angeles after hearing a federal judge call him a flight risk. he was arrested early today on 8 counts of violating his probation. seen earlier this month masked by clothes was on probation for check fraud and banned from using computers or the internet. the film depicts the profit mohammad as womanizer, religious fraud and chilled molester and it inflamed many people in the air ab world. >> immanuel this happening where you live. virtually an entire neighborhood growing po p
.s. ambassador chris stevens. casket met by grieving family along with president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton. more tonight from martha. >> if up late at tonight you you have undoubtedly seen one of these. >> super snack. >> we apologize we will try to get that piece by martha in for you in just a moment. >> president obama today called the leaders of will i objectia, egypt and yemen asking them to ensure the country security in police to protect americans. he notified congress he was sending combat equip marines to protect american interest. situation is still unstable there. we are on the ground in cairo. >> in cairo today the u.s. embassy under siege. running battle between protestor hurling rock and security force firing back tear gas an water canon. using a create wall to defend the embassy. what is it you want. >> promise from american government that will not happen next year or any other year any more. all government stop disrespecting muslims. stop disrespecting our religion. >> it is fury if you would by that on license movie mocking prophet mohammad. we have
around the world. it is part of president obama that trains surgeon in technique that are as practical as advanced. health science reporter carolyn johnson has the story. >>reporter: surgeon crowded that the training suite at san francisco general hospital trauma institute has sean far more than their fair share of violent wawndz. at his clinic in afghanistan dr. head trets victim injured by everything from car accidents to roadside bombs. war victims and we are receiving mostly war victims. >>reporter: he and 60 others from around the world use this >> to manage the wounds as best as possible and eventually close them these people need to have what we call flaps. mean you take some tissue from someplace and you bring it to cover a problem somewhere else. >>reporter: we met uc sf surgeon last year preparing for series of stories in the west africa can nation where he trained doctors open site. but he says the model of bringing surgeon from the develop world to central location many my tie the affect of the teaching >> a lot of the attendee here are the equivalent of university
about with his rambling monologue to the empty chair. here's news reporter dan harris. >> mr. obama sitting here. >>reporter: whether you this the it was rambling and cringe worthy. >> what do you want me to tell romney. i can't tell him to do that. can't do that to himsel himself. >>reporter: or hilarious and brilliant. >> i'm not going to shut up. it's my turn. >>reporter: there is no denying it was the most talked about speech of either convention. and now in an interview with his hometown paper in california the carmel pine cone, klent eastwood gives a blow by blow of how it came to be. the morning of the speech as he flew to tampa he still hadn't chosen his words. they vet mess of the people said i can't do that because i don't know what i'm going to say. 15 minutes before he spoke he arrived at the hall still no plan. then right before he took the stage, inspiration. there was a stool there and some fella kept asking me if i wanted to sit down. saw the stool sitting there it gave me the idea. >> and i just. >>reporter: he acknowledges he stumbled a bit up there and
accepting the nomination for vice president of the united states. good evening. president obama also accepted his party nomination tonight for second term of course. he made the argument that he had rescued the economy from disaster. and that it would be im peril by return to republican leadershi leadership. here are some of leadership. here are some of the highlights of the >> on every issue th!d choice you face won't just be between 2 candidates or 2 parties. it will be a choice between 2 different paths for america. a choice between 2 fundamentally different visions. for the future. our friends down in tampa at the republican convention offer same prescription they have had for the last 30 years. have a surplus, try a tax cut. deficit too high try another, field a cold coming on tashtion 2 tax cuts roll back some regulations and call us in the morning. america i never said this journey would be easy and i won't promise that now. yes our path is harder but at least to the a better place. yes our road is longer but we travel it together. we don't turn back. we leave no o
michelle obama finished speaking less than an hour ago and gave a heart felt speech explaining why america needs to port her husband she believes here's the highlight. >> i know from experience that if i trawl want to leave a better world for my daughters and for all of our sons and daughters, if we want to give all of our childrenal foundation for their dreams and opportunities worthy of their promise. if we want to give them that accepts of limitless possibility, their belief that here in america there is always something better out there, if you are willing to work for it, then we must work like never before. and we must once again come together l. [applause] and stand together. [applause] for the man we can trust to keep moving this great country forward. my husband, our president, barack obama. [applause] thank you. god bless you. god bless america. l. [applause]. >> first lady bringing them to their neat charlotte, north carolina. white house sent out this image of president and sasha and malia watching michelle obama give her speech tonight. now the other big speaker this eve
and ugly. few minutes that the speech an empty chair turned into an odd co-star. >> i have got mr. obama sitting here. and he's, i just was going to ask him a couple questions. >>reporter: the unscripted conversation was not without some serious subject matter like foreign policy. >> you thought the war in afghanistan was okay. >>reporter: but it often veered into the bizarre like a couple off color fill in the blank reaction from the empty chair. >> what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him to do that. can't do that to himself. >>reporter: eastwood prime time chat with the chair has turned into a moment of inspiration on line. eastwoo eastwooding all abuzz on twitter. brook with net root nation one of the first to push the empty chair theme. >> seems like it's working because it's certainly getting into the hands of people that aren't really political and this is sort of how they are learning about last night speech. >>reporter: almost medley after eastwood left the stage a twitter handle called invisible obama launched and had 20,000 followers in just 45 minutes. for
players post the nfl commissioner phone number and launch expletive filled rant. today president obama himself weighing in saying the call was terrible. a rare point of agreement with republican vice-presidential candidate paul ryanimself a packer fan. >> give me a break. it is time to get the real the refuses. >>reporter: locked out since june as part of labor dispute. all season the replacement referee the league brought in source of enormous frustratio frustration. so who are they? according to espn the man who called last nature touch down is a local executive for bank of america who has only officiated high school and junior college football games. today we also learn that another replacement referee not involved in last nature game had been fired from something called the lingerie football league for incompetent. if any good to come out of this aside for seattle fans. >> my good it was amazing. best game ever. >>reporter: it's this uproar may help end the lock out. tonight the 2 sides are reportedly back at the table. dan harris abc news new york. >> well there is more. n
for the race for president tonight. new polls show president obama ten points up now on mitt rolled romney in ohio. that is key battleground state. he has moved into the leans to obama column. that gives him 255 electoral votes. 270 are needed to win. both candidates campaigned in the buckeye state today. the president seized on the momentum linking romney to his comments that 47% of americans are victims who depend on the government. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims that never take responsibility for their own lives. as i travel around ohio and look out, i don't see a lot of victims. i see hard working ohioans. >> near cleveland, romney tried to repair the damage from his comments. he expressed empathy for out of work americans and claimed his policies would help them get back to work. >> when you cut through the words, you can look at the record. when you see policies that have not created the jobs america needs, you know it's time to choose a new leader, get a new coach, get america growing again. >> history says ohi
they are saying about the candidate controversial comments. plus the new video from the obama campaign. why father daughter dances are now banned in i'm so glad you called. thank you. we're not in london, are we? no. why? apparently my debit card is. what? i know. don't worry, we have cancelled your old card. great. thank you. in addition to us monitoring your accounts for unusual activity, you could also set up free account alerts. okay. [ female announcer ] at wells fargo we're working around the clock to help protect your money and financial information. here's your temporary card. welcome back. how was london? [ female announcer ] wells fargo. together we'll go far. >> 3 inmates believed to have escaped from mexican prison have been found but on the texas border night everyone is looking for more than 100 dangerous fugitives. ryan explains how they broke out. >>reporter: tonight one fifth of this mexican prison. 129 inmates. are free after a daring escape just 3 miles from the united states. this border crossing at eagle pass, texas is on alert. residents of the sleepy border city
nations in new york. >> as president obama arrives in new york city today mitt romney was focused on comments the president made to 60 minutes about whether recent events in the muslim world gave mr. obama pause about supporting the arab spring movement. president said no. >> i was pretty certain that continue to be pretty certain there will be bumps in the roa road. >> in colorado today the republican thom knee berated the president accusing him of down playing serious threats. >> he said the development in the middle east are bumps in the road. that was my reactio reaction. bumps in the road. we had an ambassador assassinated. >>reporter: white house insisted the president was referring broadly to transformation in the region. >> there is a certain rather desperate attempt to grasp at words and phrases here to find political advantage in this case that's profoundless sens senseless. >>reporter: this comes before intensely serious international back drop. not just up rest in the muslim world but iran alleged nuclear weapon program. potential threat to u.s. ally israel. ir
to protestors who were gather jeans outside handful who held their signs in support of president obama. now the people standing and supported mitt romney didn't seem too bothered by them. both sides say that they are concerned about what might happen if the respect ty candidate loses. >> we don't know what the romney plan is. love to hear it but i don't think they are going to tell us. and so if they are going to good back to the bush era, we are in for a very scary time. >> when i hear barack obama who doesn't know the difference between a general and admiral when he made the mistake last week or calls marine corps man i get a sense he really doesn't get it. >> and romney tonight gave a speech to all of his supporters and those people who are in attendance paid anywhere from 1,000 to 100,000 dollars to be in attendance. live in hillsboro, 7 news. >> all right thank you. >> now to the air scare for wife ann romney she was to make. firefighters racing up the stairs to get on to the plane. mrs. romney and her team were there when the cabin filled with smoke. pilot declared an emergency
and so it came back to kill him. >> reporter: and president obama called the family tonight and his step father says he was freshtive of that and the president spoke as if he had lost a colleague, not as if he was reading any sort of script so he was very purchasetive of that. the vigil should go on for a half hour. they are are expecting some alumnus to come by and receive and talk about their fallen brother. iville more tonight on abc 7 news at 11:00. in berkeley, abc 7 new its. >>> we will see you at 11:00. >>> initial reports indicated the attack in libya was in retaliation for a movie trailer that made fun of islam and the prophet muhammad. u.s. government officials are saying there is evidence this was a planned terrorist attack. mark matthews has the reaction. >> reporter: the attack that killed ambassador stevens and three other american diplomats was carried out on september 11th by a group of three men firing automatic weapons and firing rocket propelled grenades. >> it is not simply a threat to the koran. that sometimes will provoke a street demonstration but the actual terror
to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios >> president obama visited louisiana today for a firsthand look at the damage from hurricane isaac. you cap see him in the distance amidst the crowd there. he met with forehead state and local officials before surveying saint john the baptist parish one of the hardest hit communities. estimates tonight say the damage could reach 2 billion dollars maybe even more than that. 2800 people are still living in shelters and more than 125,000 people are without power. latest now from ryan owens. >> getting ready to get washed away here. >>reporter: this parish the first place isaac hit the stat state. topping levee and swallowing neighborhoods. it's the last place people finally got to see what this hurricane did to their lives. >> water was all the way up to the roof. >>reporter: shrimper bartholomew one of thousands whose police escorted into the parish today. he found his boat, his only source of incom income, destroyed. his home, he still needs a canoe to get there. >> it is stressful. you have the live someplace else, you know. it's hard
but no repeat of yesterday attack on the president to the lybian violence. in golden, colorado barack obama rae response were brief and apolitical. >> there are still threats in the world and we have to remain vigilant. that's why we have to be relentless in pursuing those who attack us. >>reporter: violent protest continue to spill across the middle east. tied to film that depicts the prophet mohammad as womanizer and fraud. >> this video is disgusting and reprehensible. there is no justification, none at all for responding to this video with violence. >>reporter: in libya 4 men arrested in connection with tuesday attack that killed ambassador chris stevens. investigators say they are tracking several others. 2 u.s. war ships are now positioned nearby and on social media sites like facebook, lybian are posting photographs condemning the attack. photographs are getting response from his here at home, california woman posted a message today shaiing the show of support from libya was meaningful and appreciated. state department the social media site were recognized at this morning briefing
terrorist attack. jonathan karl has more. >>reporter: it was the very first question for president obama at for number miami today. why wasn't there more security at the u.s. consulate in libya? he didn't directly answer. >> when the initial events happened in cairo and all across the region we worked with secretary clinton to redouble our security. our goal now is not only to make sure that our embassy and diplomat are safe but also to make sure we bring those who carried out these events to justice. >>reporter: white house today for the first time called the assault on the consulate a terrorist attack. mounting question about how it all happened. >> was there actionable intelligence prior to this attack? and if there was not, why not? >>reporter: administration has suggested there was no advance warning because the attack was spontaneous reaction to the anti-muslim video that sparked protest in egypt last week. >> what this began as was a spontaneous not premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo, republican say that's just not right. >> what happened in benghazi was no
is leland fly fishing. >> president obama today blocked chinese company from buying 4 wind farms in northern oregon. the farms are located near a navy base in the town of board man where the united states flies unmanned drones an electronic war fare planes on training mission. wrong map i'll continue here. president says there is credible evidence that ladies know believe that the company might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the united states. this is the first time in 22 years the president has blocked such a foreign business deal. the firm says it will appeal this decision in court. >>> we have a dramatic rescue outside atlanta, georgia today. >> 3 hours now to get to get this 22-year-old man out of here. >> hiker broke several bones when he fell near a water fall. he was alive but in bad shape. rangers secured him to stretcher hoisted in the air above the tree then cut through air at speeds of up to 40 miles an hour as you can see. they were whizzing along trying to get him to helps as quickly as possible. no word if see dated for the ride. >> still t
downtown napa. >>> president obama requested government agency fly the american flag at half staff today to hop those who died in the september 11 terrorists attacks. but should that apply to other high profile flag as well? mark has that story from san francisco castro district. >> community activist wilson calls it a disgraichlts i think it is disrespectful to qut the president made to honor all 9/11 people who were killed. >> wilson and blogger makeal are taking on the merchant association that owns and controls the flag. he didn't want to talk on camera but he has been bloging about this issue for years. this time the merchant association said the request to lower the flag wasn't submitted early enough. >> it doesn't explain the other problems that we have had any time we have asked the flag to be lowered in honor of community members, in honor of international days. >>reporter: the president of the mir chapter association is the gem manager of cliff variety. she couldn't rern our calls today. other board member at hot cookie also not available. third told me over the phone th
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